Swoffers gives cautious welcome to latest property sales figures

It’s good news for buyers and sellers across Guernsey’s Local and Open property markets as sales continue to be buoyant in the first quarter of 2019. Figures compiled independently by Unusualities of Guernsey, reveal sales activity in the Local and Open Markets was at its highest first quarter levels since 2011 and 2007 respectively. There were 193 Local Market houses…


Swoffers welcomes increase in new housing stock

During 2018 there was a net increase in the island’s domestic property stock of 232 – the highest annual increase since 2014. This was made up of 287 new units and the removal or demolition of 55 units. ‘We always have clients looking for new build properties and so it’s good to see this increase in the island’s housing stock,’…


Should we worry about gazundering here in Guernsey?

A report published in the UK today states that ‘gazundering’- where a buyer lowers their offer for a home at the last minute – is becoming a growing problem. Gazundering can happen just before a sale is set to go through, with sellers sometimes feeling under pressure to accept the lower price to stop the deal collapsing. So, should we…


Charles Parkinson – Guernsey provides safe haven in troubled times

‘In the global context of political upheaval and slowing economic growth, businesses and individuals are seeking certainty and stability. Guernsey can offer this stability, in spades. With a 900 year history as a Crown Dependency, which is not about to change, and being already outside the EU, Guernsey is well-placed to weather the current turbulence. As a jurisdiction with a…


EU reaffirms Guernsey as Co-operative Tax Jurisdiction

The States of Guernsey has announced that the Economic and Financial Affairs Council of the European Union (ECOFIN) has reaffirmed its previous decision that Guernsey is a cooperative jurisdiction with respect to tax good governance. ECOFIN has published an updated EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions and confirmed that Guernsey is not one of them. This is on the basis that…


Gavin St Pier – What Brexit will mean for Guernsey

It is not possible to predict how Brexit – the process and the eventual outcome – will change in the coming weeks and months. However, it is more certain what Brexit will mean for Guernsey, whatever decisions are made in the UK and EU. Here’s an excerpt from Policy & Resources Minister, Gavin St Pier’s article recently published in our…


We’re still smiling at Swoffers

Swoffers staff are still smiling after another successful week in aid of the Smile for Georgie Foundation. Swoffers partnered with Island FM to support the Smile for Georgie Foundation to carry out Random Acts of Kindness which ranged from free coffees and croissants from Beanies Cafe to sharing the love on Valentine’s Day when Swoffers staff with Jenny Le Prevost…


Pollinator Project Prepares for Spring

Guernsey’s valuable insect population can look forward to some plush new homes thanks to the Pollinator Project. ‘Swoffers is pleased to help anyone in their search for the perfect home, not least some of the Island’s smaller residents,’ says Spencer Noyon, Swoffers Director. ‘We are proud to continue our support of La Société Guernesiaise’s Pollinator Project which aims to create…